Pablo Picasso, ‘Plate 1, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz’, 1966, Christie's

Watermark Conde de Orgaz, signed in pencil, inscribed and dated Bon à tirer el 13.5.69., one of only a few signed proofs before the unsigned edition of 263 (there were a further 12 signed impressions on japon nacré), published by Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, 1969, printed after the steel-facing of the plate, the full sheet, with deckle edges above and below, in very good condition.
Plate 220 x 322 mm., Sheet 363 x 460 mm.

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Bloch 1466; Baer 1377Bb; see Cramer Books 146

Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcelona.

About Pablo Picasso

A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France